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political figure in america who is anything remotely like that. michael bloomberg. new york city's mayor. he's an ex-republican and ex-democrat. he's now an independent. he's in his third term as the highly visible mayor of america's largest city. before it happened today, nobody expected michael bloomberg to make an endorsement at all in this year's presidential race. that's mostly because he said he wouldn't. back in june mr. bloomberg made sure to be overheard telling people at a party in new york city he intended to remain publicly neutral in this year's presidential race. but then today he didn't. in the midst of this city's ongoing and complicated and exhausting and heartbreaking and painstaking response to this unprecedented storm, the mayor of new york city published this 17-paragraph endorsement of president obama. the fact that nobody knew it was coming and that he said he wouldn't make an endorsement just made it that much more important. as did the fact it was not at all clear if he was going to make an endorsement the guy who he would endorse would be president obama. i mean, mi
limited service between new york city and boston. new jersey transit will start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system making advances, little by little. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan, just started run. there are still no trains running from low 34th street where half of manhattan remains this morning in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways are now waiting, as you can see in these pictures, in long lines for city buses. for those who drive into the new york city area, the lines stretched for miles yesterday. enough to make you turn around and stay home. in an effort to ease gridlock in the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan must have at least three passengers. that stands for the rest of the week. there are check points set up on the way into the city with cars not meeting the three-person rule being turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way to new york, if you're lucky, to find gas or cars. about 80% of new jersey stations are either without power or without fuel. those that do have gas
that staten island was hit the hard est of all the areas of new york city. >> when you look at the geography of it it is the most exposed and direct ocean exposure up there and what i have been wondering about. was it a matter of us getting the tv cameras down there in order to get the attention that media resources were distributed in lower manhattan and elsewhere. but it seems like the media got there before government help started focusing obthere. when you have media and senators together. they bring along the media and i think having them come out here and pointing the spotlight on what we have been seeing for the last few days first hand got people's attention. and people realized how really bad it is out here on staten island and i think it does. the media in the last couple of day days in other areas of the region how bad it is i think today we have seen the results of that coverage just this morning. we now have red cross out here. the national guard has a presentation out here as of tonight. so, it has had a positive impact shining that spotlight on staten island and what we are go
in the united states. here in new york, the latest count by city officials indicates now 37 deaths, 19 of those on staten island alone. the red cross today century spons units to the hardest hit areas to distribute water. fema officials arrived there today with food and supplied. governor christie's office announced today that new jersey transit will restart with service tomorrow. officials are working to expand the limited service of the subways. amtrack will begin to run partial service of the city tomorrow. growing problem will be lines at stations stretching for more than a mile. in the city of yonkers officials are limits customers to no more than ten gallons. in south manhattan people went through dumpsters today to look for unspoiled food thrown out by a super market. officials warning that the east coast could be hit by another storm this time next week. the devastation on staten island the new york borough that was the hardest hit. we get the latest from nbc news correspondent. anne? >> good evening. three days after the hurricane. people in this community are accusing government agenc
, but it's got 50,000 people in it. you can see hoboken clearly from the west side of new york city. and as of last night, the mayor told us, there were as many as 20,000 people, of the population 50,000 people in the city, there were as many as 20,000 people still stranded in deep, impassable, and increasingly polluted floodwaters. the national guard did get to some of those people, starting late last night and into today. we'll have more about that very dramatic situation in just a moment. the national guard also arrived this morning in moonachie, new jersey, where the storm surge swamped the town very, very quickly. people in all sorts of housing in moonachie were caught unaware and trapped, but particularly folks in mobile homes had a very difficult time there. members of the national guard also rushed to the assistance today of new york city' bellevue hospital, which has been running on generators ever since the lower half of manhattan lost power monday night, when sandy came ashore. 17 million gallons of water flooded bellevue hospital's basement. after that shot we showed you
between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those who drive into new york city, the lines at city bridges stretched for miles yesterday, enough to make you turn around and just stay home. it's simply not worth it. it will take all day to get in in some cases. in an effort to ease gridlock inside the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan to have at least three passengers for the rest of the week. there are checkpoints set up on the way into manhattan with cars not meeting the three-person rule, those cars turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way into new york if you're lucky enough to find gas for your cars. about 80% of new jersey stations are either without power or
do. >>> the day after hurricane sandy hit the northeast, new york city mayor michael bloomberg was asked whether he was expecting a visit from president obama. >> we'd love to have him but we've got lots of things to do and i'm not trying to dis him but i know he had planned a trip to new jersey and i said that's fine it represents the whole region. >> today the president is touring parts of the storm ravaged new york. we'll discuss the administration's potential role and recovery and the looming issue of climate change when deputy mayor howard wolfson joins us.. to voice recognition. e-trade leads the way in wherever, whenever investing. download the ultimate in mobile investing apps, free, at e-trade. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. it's so great to see you. you, too! oh, cloudy glasses. you didn't have to come over! actually, honey, i think i did...
ago aaa reports nearly two-thirds of all gas stations in new york city and new jersey are shut down. the federal government took new action, though, today in the past several hours to get more fuel into the communities. with gas lines throughout the region stretching for miles, the department of homeland security has eased restrictions on foreign flag oil tankers. jim cantore has more for us on this problem. >> hey, tamron. this is what i would call an orderly gas line, even though it's packed, it's orderly he. people are lined up to each pump, and they filled the tanks with tangers that came in here. this is a nice supply of gas here at the vince lombardi truck stop. back towards the west, you can see here this gentleman, this police officer is actually directing traffic coming in from the exit into which line they should get in. as we show you where that line is, it travels all the way back up around to the turnpike. last night we understand this line was all the way out into the turnpike, which creates a dangerous situation there. so this is pretty good. you have about an hour an
. >> new york cannot be understood aside from this geography. indeed, no city could. be new york more so that almost any city in the river. because here you have what's really a natural location for a great city. it's probably one of the three greatest harbors in the world. and what's key is that at the very heart of new york is an island, manhattan. so that the indians, who were not in most places in the united states, in the early 17th century, were on the island of manhattan. because it was a natural location for a great city. >> that's a clip from the beginning of the definitive documentary about new york city, rick burns' "new york," a documentary film. as a natural location for a city, new york was sociologically and politically shaped by countless waves of new immigrants. but fundamentally, new york has always been a city shaped by water. the long, skinny island of brooklynn and queens to its east, staten island five miles south of long island. and the bronx, the only part of new york city on the american mainland, itself surrounded by water on three sides. if this week's megastor
from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a blur of nonstop events. we have two reports, nbc's peter alexander is in new hampshire today with mitt romney and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is in house with president obama. we're going to start with the president, who is making four campaign stops in four different states. kristen welker is not campaigning. but she's making those four stops in four states, she is in mentor, ohio. kristen, good morning to you on this busy day. the president showing the importance of that state by coming back again today? >> oh, absolutely, alex. good morning to you. look, it is no surprise that president obama is kicking off the weekend here in ohio. this is really the cornerstone of his midwest firewall. if
up, on the day. the very day, that the president of the united states came to new york city to see more of the damage done by hurricane sandy, today, the stars of fox and friends who actually work in new york city showed they have no idea how bad hurricane sandy really was here. fox and friends are in tonight's rewrite. i want to look natural, not naked! but look! with covergirl, all you need is 3 little things to make beauty powerful for you. lashblast for voluptuous volume, outlast -- to keep your lips beautiful and not come off if you kiss... simply ageless foundation to help you look young. see? just three. easy breezy beautiful covergirl. ♪ can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll
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city. and of those 40 new york city deaths, more than half, 22, occurred in the borough that was the hardest hit. staten island. it's greater than every other state hit by the storm. in new jersey, 13 died. 11 people died in maryland. there were seven deaths in pennsylvania. west virginia lost six people, four people died in connecticut, in north carolina two died and one person died in puerto rico. speaking to reporters today on staten island, homeland security. >> it's been mentioned this was a large storm. the area that sandy covered was roughly the size of europe. we know that staten island took a particularly hard hit from sandy, so we want to make sure that the right resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community which is so very strong recover even more quickly. >> secretary napolitano told reporters today they had fema and the national guard on the ground in the northeast with more to come. over 75,000 survivors have applied for federal disaster assistance already and the governor has already given out $15 million in aid. more than 8.7 m
on their back. you know, it's -- >> frustrating, i bet. >> very frustrating. >> reporter: from new york city to new jersey, desperation is now replacing sadness. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. please. >> reporter: crews are trying to salvage mere shells of once thriving communities. residents locked out of their homes for safety reasons are losing patience. >> why is it unsafe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> we got the gas company trying to shut the gas lines off. >> i don't care about a house. i'd rather care about your life. >> reporter: in new york city many are questioning the mayor's priorities as they prepare for the yearly marathon. >> we're pulling bodies out of the water. you see the disconnect here? >> reporter: the pain from sandy still fresh with communities anxious to recover. forecasters say a winter storm could get here well before the power is back on next week. reporting live in atlantic city, i'm danielle lee. back to you. >> thank you, danielle. more on that storm coming up. >>> first, crippled public transportation
elderly. that brings the number of dead just in new york city to 34. the damage on long island, new york is severe. about 77% of power customers do not have electricity and could remain in the dark for as long as ten days. partial subway service is scheduled to resume tomorrow in new york city along with more railway and bus service. and we have new video released by firefighters in greenwich, connecticut showing the conditions during the storm as they tried to put out a massive fire that destroyed multiple homes. in hoboken, new jersey just across the river from manhattan portions of the city remain underwater tonight. the national guard has been brought in to help people stranded in their homes in hoboken. joining me now by phone is nbc news chuck todd, who was traveling with president obama and governor christie today in new jersey. chuck, tell us what the trip felt like. when i look at those two men together, it looks to me as the way that not necessarily on this particular subject but it's the way serious men and women of government want to work together regardless of party. and the
. in new york city, half of manhattan is pourlewerless, the travel situation is getting into motion. limited subway station resumes in areas where the tunnels are not flooded. governor cuomo declared a transportation emergency which suspends fares on all mass transit. limited flights expected to resume at laguardia airport at 7:00 a.m. today. the situation remains dicey in other parts of the city. bellevue hospital, the city's top trauma center is now shut down. last night the hospital safely evacuated the remaining 300 patients after fuel pumps to backup generators failed. we followed two days of around the clockwork to keep that power running. at one point employees made a 14-floor human chain to get buckets of fuel up to the generators. but with major flooding still in the basement, officials say it could be two to three weeks at least before bellevue is anywhere close to normal. but again, those evacuations were safe. directly across the river from manhattan in hoe beck boken, ne jersey, 150,000 people without power in and around the area. electricity there may not come back for
from democracy plaza at rockefeller center here in new york city. mitt romney declared his candidacy for president on june 2, 2011. 201. today, 17 months later, voters will deliver a verdict in the presidential election. national polling in recent weeks has barely budged showing president obama and governor mitt romney deadlocked in a statistical tie with 2011 election in mind, both sides have assembled legal teams to handle voting irregularities or recounts. this contest will likely come down to a handful of swing states which have shown the president with a consistent by razor thin advantage among likely voters. virginia and new hampshire, opened their doors less than half an hour from now. as it tradition, two tiny new hampshire villages were first to cast their ballots in dixville notch. it was a split decision, five to five. five votes for each candidate. in hart's location, 23 votes for president obama and nine for mitt romney. tonight polls begin closing about 6:00 eastern time in kentucky and indiana. our first big clue, though, about how the night will unfold will come after
>> seven gas stations, right within 20 cars. not looking good for gas today. >> in new york city, marathon backlash, outrage grows as the city pushing ahead to run the race before power is restored. four days to go, both candidates spinning the last preelection jobs report. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> today we learned it's actually 7.9%, 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. unemployment today is higher on -- than on the day barack obama took office. >> now it's all about turnout. and enthusiasm. >> let me tell you something, i might be the only person in america, but i am far more enthusiastic about president obama this time than i was four years ago. >> speaking about getting that vote out. >> not exercising your right to vote is milalarkeymalarkey. >> early voters will receive a $5 million donation from donald trump. >> couldn't you want this e -- don't you want this election over with already? >> the homelan
near freezing as cold weather sets in, new york city mayor michael bloomberg says as many as 40,000 people may need to find new places to live, a daunting task, the city known for its tight housing market. the announcement set up the potential return of fema trailers like those used in the wake of hurricane katrina and used not without a lot of controversy. >>> gas lines hours long stretched through the weekend across the tri-state area. in some cases, stations using gas-powered generators to pump fuel out of the ground. it could be several more days before the country's fuel shortage is resolved. in new york city where 145,000 residents still without power. yesterday's marathon was canceled. that happened for the first time in 40 years. but it didn't stop hundreds of runners from doing the right thing, showing up where the race was supposed to begin in statin ilan. instead of a marathon, they ran a relief effort, jogging through neighborhoods to help dig out debris and offer supplies and good for them. i actually went to staten island on saturday, myself, got a firsthand look.
in new york city until election day and all through the results night tuesday. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first let's get to what's happening right now. three days until the election. new today president obama looking to close the deal in the crucial battle ground state of ohio. this is from mentor, ohio where the president is just about to speak. we're watching that very closely. before heading to today's event, though, the president visited fema headquarters to get a response to the efforts of aftermath of hurricane sandy. he is sending -- >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> meanwhile, mitt romney also has his sights on several key swing states today, starting with new hampshire. >> you saw the differences between barack obama and me in those debates. i like those debates. i got to be honest. i mean, he says it has to be this way. i say it can't stay this way. he's offering excuses. i'm of
. robert, we were just talk towing. you took a tour of red hook an area here in new york city that was devastated. >> devastated. the sad thing is red hook has come such a long way. many entrepreneurs have set up shop there, i visit ad winery, wonderful man who makes key lime pies, glass cutter, designers, completely wiped out. 300 jobs at fairway, big supermarket there wiped out. and many of them are fighting back and looking to get back on their feet. >> i want to take this in two parts. what can you do if you're hit by a disaster and second what can you do to prepare for this. gerald talk to me very quickly. if you're a small business owner that was affected by this, where can you go? >> well the first thing that i would say is call our help desk. the u.s. chamber of commerce has set up national disaster help desk for small businesses to call if they don't know where to turn. that number is 1-888-my-biz-help which is 888-692-4943. we're asking small businesses to call our help desk. we have experienced counselors that are standing by to help businesses figure out the best w
and new york city. residents are facing widespread gas shortages, many waiting in lines for hours, three to five hours to fill the tank or get fuel for generators and many can't fill the tank. even tree companies are putting jobs on hold because even they can't find enough gas to fuel their equipment. frustration is mounting in staten islands where residents say they're being ignored. that's where richard liu has been talking with survivors. why do they feel ignored throughout in staten island? >> reporter: toure, day five since hurricane sandy has hit, and they're asking the question, when will they get help? when can they get what you're talking about, electricity and more gasoline to fuel generators if they can't get electricity. they have situations like this in this part of staten island. this is called mansion road. they have yachts sitting in the middle of it. they cannot get through. this is a fire hazard. behind me yachts are 40 feet tall stacked one upon the other in front of front yards. down this road you see a lot of things. one thing you notice, there are cars. this morning
numbers could rise. at least 40 of those deaths were in new york city. that's where mayor michael bloomberg relented and cancelled the new york city marathon. 40,000 runners were expected to compete sunday. many folks around this country especially in that city believe holding the race, though, would be inappropriate and could de y delay -- no, no, no, stop! humans -- one day, we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... stop, stop, stop! my car! not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility -- what's your policy? is a thrilling, dual-flavored ride to mouth fun-town. but it's not like everyone is going to break into a karaoke jam session. ♪ this will literally probably never happen. and i took on all the bigger, tougher ones. but with mr. clean's new select-a-size magic eraser, he can take on any size job. at least we don't go near r
referenced, janet napolitano is on the ground right now in new york city as major problems persist after hurricane sandy. lines two miles long just to get gas. >>> and we're told within the last hour, there's a four-hour traffic jam in the lincoln tunnel. we'll get a live update for you. >>> plus, congressman todd akin was abandoned by the national gop establishment over his, quote, legitimate rape comments. but now akin is putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into a major ad blitz. the question is where is the money coming from? it is just one of the things we thought you should know, and you can joinous conversation on twitter. you can find us @tamronhall and @newsnation. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and su
nothing between new york city and boston. hoping to get some limit service up and running today. the hope is that that will start tomorrow. but you know, across this region, they're doing all they can to get up to speed. in the meantime you've got all of these people, thousands, trying to get on buses trying to get to work. >> tom costello, thank you for staying on top of all of that. joining me now, republican congressman chris smith. congressman, thanks so much. you have had a fema briefing. >> the latest is they are trying to do everything possible but still huge gaps that have to be overcome. i'm actually now in the mayor's office of tony fiore, the township of middletown's mayor. and the real heroes, i can't stress this without enough ex-plamati ex-plamatiex p ex-pla exclamation points the mayors and those working around the clock. 200 homes or more uninhab bitable. people are cold, they're doing everything possible to you know get power back on. and you know, we're very concerned about families with small children, as well as with those with fragile, you know, elderly who could get
obama was in new york city serving damage from hurricane sandy alongside new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg. in the immediate aftermath of the storm the president spent time in new jersey alongside governor chris christie. mayor bloomberg specifically asked the president to please not come to new york city at that time, so the logistics and security arrangements around his visit wouldn't get in the way of the immediate recovery effort. but now with two weeks or so gone by, the president today announced that he is putting a cabinet official, housing secretary, in charge of the federal level of the rebuilding efforts after the storm. and he made that announcement from hard-hit staten island. >> during difficult times like this, we're reminded that we're bound together. and we have to look out for each other. and a lot of the things that seem important, the petty differences melt away and we focus on what binds us together and that we as americans are going to stand with each other in their hour of need. we're going to have to put some of the turf batt
of the presidential campaign and has new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsing president obama. >>> and in the "big finish" tonight the east coast is still recovering from hurricane sandy and new stories of heroism are emerging. i'll talk with a paramedic nurse who had quite an experience. >>> don't forget, you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127 monday through friday noon to 3:00 p.m. follow me on twitter @edshow and on facebook and like "the ed show." duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. [ husband ] transfer! [ male announcer ] free data tra
campaign and has new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsing president obama. >>> and in the "big finish" tonight the east coast is still recovering from hurricane sandy and new stories of heroism are emerging. i'll talk with a paramedic nurse who had quite an experience. >>> don't forget, you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127 monday through friday, noon to 3:00 p.m. follow me on twitter @edshow and on facebook and like "the ed show." ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use, it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. >>> this year's presidential de
this morning, but that is still in place in new york city and long island and thousands in the region remain homeless. a huge cross-section of the lgbt community in new york city after one of the biggest shelters was wiped out by the storm. here with me in the studio to talk about the rebuilding effort is ally sheedy. >> thank you. >> you have a big place in your heart for the ali fornay center, those that don't know about it, a shelter for homeless lgbt. >> it's a center that provides services for kids living on the street and don't have anywhere to go. those kids are waiting for shelter beds anyway before the storm. they didn't have anywhere to live. this is a place they could get services an it's gone. >> we're showing pictures right now because they're positioning of where their center is in new york was flooded out. >> right. >> and completely destroyed. they're not allowed to be back in there. what has this done to their work and the efforts because it didn't stop lgbt kids from coming to new york city during this time. >> no. >> homeless kids have still been showing up in the city. >>
. amtrak will offer limited service between new york city and boston today. the new york city subway system is slowly coming back to life. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan actually started running. manhattan remains in the dark. with little mass transit folks are turning to their cars and you know what that means. lots of gas lines. they extend for miles. according to the most recent report from triple-a, of the gas stations it monitors roughly 60% of stations in new jersey and 70% on long island were closed thursday. both of new jersey's senators are now asking president obama for emergency fuel supplies. we do have a presidential campaign to cover. we are in the last 72, 96 hours if you will. the final chapter of the 2012 campaign is now begun and it all comes down, it apparently changed to ohio which president obama and governor romney, ready for this, are going to visit six separate times in the last four days of the break. today is the first day. president obama spends the entire day in ohio. he's got stops in springfield, lima, hilliard in franklin county which has voted f
of about 39th street, new york city in the dark. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> how are you? you okay? oh, no. they're suffering. >> yeah. >> we're going to help you get it all together. all right? i promise. promise. you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? that's the most important thing. we're going to get this whole thing set up. my guy craig fugate is here. craig, this is the owner of the marina. i want to make sure that she knows that we're going to immediately make sure that she gets the help she needs to get this all back together. >> yes, sir. >> thank you. >> good morning. welcome to "morning joe." it's thursday, november 1st. with us on set, we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst, mark halperin. we have chairman of deutsche incorporated, donny deutsch. and yes, he is, he's here. msnbc political analyst and vice president and executive editor, richard wolffe. and in washington, washington anchor for "bb krrgs world news america," katty kay. good to have you all on board. willie, hi. >> hello, mika. >> a lot to get to. that's my sweater. aftermath
job for new jersey. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg last night canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon after the critics said the resources were needed elsewhere, after i tweeted about it. i can't help but think that pushed him over the edge. he said it should not detract attention from the storm recovery and he made news on thursday when he endorsed barack obama for president saying that sandy brought the stakes of tuesday's election into sharp relief. i thought what happened this week and the interactions between the president and chris christy and michael bloomberg are really interesting. i thought the way we think about politics and disaster was brought into relief. and we're going to talk about the substance. we'll talk about the seawalls and floodwalls and climate change and what we have to do -- how we have to reconceptualize our society and think about disaster in the future but first i want to talk about the politics of it. because i thought the response to chrissy's actions on the right and generally in the media i thought were fascinating. i -- maybe i'm alone
this morning, so let's get to it one more time at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. today, president obama will make his first post-election address. he'll discuss the so-called fiscal cliff and what needs to be done to avoid the january 1st deadline that would trigger a combination of tax cuts and deep spending cuts. tax increases, i should say. the president not expected to put forward a specific plan yet, but he will call on politicians from both parties to get together to tackle the nation's fiscal trouble. this is a new report from the congressional budget office, warns that a fiscal cliff would, in the short term, drive the u.s. economy back into recession and push the unemployment rate up to 9.1% by the end of the fourth quarter next year. the report also projects that after the initial shock, growth would return and the unemployment rate would shrink to 5.5%, but not until 2018. house speaker john boehner yesterday remained steadfast in his position on raising taxes. >> i remain optimistic we're going to be able to find common ground avoid this fiscal cliff and find a way to
sachs and new york city development corporation to get that out. the good news is that many over 1,000 inquiries already and dozens of companies are already in the pipeline for those loans. to get that 10, 15, 20, 25,000 dollars out so people can pay their workers and do the necessary repairs. >> let's talk about going forward. it's awful. if you're a small business watching this what can you do to prepare for a disaster that might hit you whether it is a tornado or an earthquake or another hurricane? >> make sure you have the right insurance. make sure you have flood insurance. many people don't understand that flood insurance is separate from their typical insurance, it's run by the federal government. so, you know, making sure you have those things. if you have inventory that's going to spoil, make being sure you have a generator in case you lose power. making sure your employees are prepared, your suppliers are prepared. >> couldn't emphasize enough. what gerald also said is insurance. sadly we run into so many companies that did not have their paper work in order. and don't ha
. and the massive crane that's been dangling over the side of a new york city high-rise has now been secured. that means people living and working near the site will finally be allowed to return. >>> viewers of our nbc universal telethon special hurricane sandy, coming together, donated nearly $23 million to the american red cross friday night. it was the highest number of donations made by phone, techt and online to the red cross in five years. >>> if you would like to make a donation or find out more information, head to the web, check out nbc news.com. >>> more than 1,000 runners who lost out on their chance to run in this year's new york city marathon joined together in a different kind of race on sunday to help those hardest hit by sandy. they traveled on the same ferry that would have stayen them to statin island delivering desperately needed supplies like water, toilet paper and ready to eat meals. >>> president obama was interrupted for two full minutes during his appearance by back-to-back hecklers. one of whom could be seen struggling with police. after a second protesters disrupte
. thank you so much. >> all right. >> president obama is moments away from lifting off for new york city. he's headed to staten island. he will be thanking their first responders. take a look at the recovery efforts that are ongoing. governor kwau moe asked for $30 billion from the government to help recover. 43 people died in new york city as a result of the storm. 23 on staten island alone. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly wors
'll head here to new york city. the travel gridlock nationwide from sandy is finally starting to ease up a bit. laguardia airport opened this morning in new york. 600 flights have been canceled today nationwide. right now newark liberty airport has the most cancellation. amtrak service to and from new york is expected to resume tomorrow but on a limited schedule. and parts of new york's crippled is upway system started rolling today. trains at undamaged stations started up at 6:00 a.m. >>> a select number of subway lines in new york city are up and running again this morning. but millions are still without power on this long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. take a look at some new and chilling images. these are from the jersey shore. so many homes destroyed. the entire beach front completely washed out in many towns. the storm is responsible, we're told, for at least 74 deaths. meantime, 5 million plus are still without power in new york, new jersey, and connecticut. that includes lower manhattan as well. it could be several more days before the lights are back on. in some flooded
york shores governor cuomo requested federal assistance from fema but new york city mayor michael bloomberg declined. >> president obama asked craig fugate to -- from fema to call me earlier in the day and offer any help. i assured him we had we thinker control but we appreciate the effort. >> we'll discuss this and more when chris hayes joins the panel for a segment we call up now. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> president obama prompted to begin -- promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. and to heal the planets. my promise is to help you and your family. >> mitt romney may find climate change a source of hilarity, but he wasn't laughing yesterday when new york city mayor michael bloomberg shocked the political world endorsing his rival specifically citing climate change as the issue that tipped the scales in president obama's favor. quote, in the past he romney has also taken positions on immigration, illegal guns, abortion and health care but he's reversed course on all of
't get any more water intrusion. that's the first thing. second thing is, we got snow in new york city coming down right now. light snow reported. a camera from the top of the rock. there's a chance there's a ban of snow up into southwest connecticut that could rotate down right over new york city and produce heavier area of snow. the national weather service in new york has upgraded that area to a winter weather advisory. one to three inches on the grassy areas and in some of the building tops is not out of the question here. in trenton, we've got a mixture of sleet and snow, nothing heavy at the present time but the radar is showing some very intense snow up across connecticut. near hartford, bristol, waterbury, those areas have accumulating snow. i've seen pictures on the interstate where it is accumulating on the roads. the is intensity of the snow is key, andrea. wherever it falls whether philadelphia, new york, hoboken, hartford, if it comes down fast enough, for a long enough period of time, there are going to be problems on the roads and there are going to be additional power o
of the jackpot areas. you could see some of the highest totals. up to new york city now gets reports of snow mixing with the rain. even reports of sleet. lots of areas outside new york city are going to get significant snow out of this. breaking out over much of coastal connecticut. so how much snow are we talking about? the possibility of three to six inches. if not a little more to the east side of philly. even new york city outside the city could see up to four inches. and the other big impact is going to be the winds. they're already gusting 40 to 50. and the peak of the storm up to 70 miles an hour. a lot of people are going to lose power in this region after they just got it back on from sandy. >> and certain people still don't have it. this is insult to injury. bill kairns, thank you. >>> coming up next, the grand outdated party? a new acronym for the gop. i'm joined in the spin room to talk about that. keep it locked into msnbc, the place for politics. one. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i earn 1% cash back ev
down every year? >> so this hour, we are awaiting a live update from new york city. mayor michael bloomberg on what has been a commuting nightmare in and around the country's biggest city. it's something the likes of which have not been seen since 9/11. we're going to bring the mayor's comments to you live as soon as he steps up to the podium. first, let's get out to our reporters covering the aftermath of this superstorm. cnbc's scott cohn is at the port just south of the brooklyn bridge. katy is in the flood-soaked hoboken area. we want to start with scott. explain what you're seeing in lower manhattan, how new yorkers are dealing today. >> sure, thomas. it really is a mess here. let me give you a sense of where i am. just south of the brooklyn bridge. i'm on water street. the east river is a little over a quarter mile that way. at the height of sandy, the water on water street was about up to here. so that can give you a sense of the damage that it's done to the buildings here. behind me is a deli, the best of new york food deli that's been in business for 20 years. we got a lo
the marathon. >> this weekend. >> those who couldn't run in new york city, go to pensacola. >> we'll be using some of the money for charity here. also a shot line that always works. >> what's that? >> when i was in congress -- >> no, i'd be laid out drunk on the floor. forget it. all right. bye. >> by the way, we'll see you at the 92 street "y" tomorrow morning. >> up next "the daily rundown" with chuck ed todd. >> chuck? >>> cue remote. we have a new national poll plus brand-new numbers from battleground virginia. who is telling us they'll turn out on tuesday and which candidate will like the sound of that more? this morning top advocates from both sides,enator kelly ayotte. and there's senator dick durbin, the president's home state confident and one of the first people who pushed him to run for president. plus, if you were gambling on the gridiron predicting tuesday's winner, you may have to think again just like the country. alabama and lsu and the redskins gave us a 50/50 split. good morning from democracy plaza it in new york city. one day left, folks. one day morning. this is "the dail
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